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The Escanaba volleyball team captured Saturday’s Great Northern Conference volleyball tournament  title and shared the overall league championship with Sault Ste. Marie. Team members front row from left are: Jalin Olsen, Haillie McDonough, Katie Wilson, Peyton Gustafson, Kaitlyn Lord, Dacota Lambert and Gabi Stalboerger. Back row from left are: Lexi Chaillier, Taleise Lawrence, Kaleia Lawrence, Savanna Barron, Coach Adam Lambert, Paxton Johnson and Paige Wendt.

GNC tourney champs

MARQUETTE — The Escanaba volleyball team hasn’t had bragging rights in the Great Northern Conference since 2003. But that all changed Saturday after the Eskymos swept their four league foes to capture the GNC Tournament championship at Marquette High School. The tourney title and season ...

Gladstone inducts Hall of Fame class

ESCANABA — Many former Gladstone High School athletes and coaches got a chance to enjoy a visit to memory lane Saturday night during the Seventh Annual Gladstone Hall of Fame induction cermonies at the Quality Inn & Suites in Escanaba. “This absolutely brought back memories,” said ...

Superior Central routs Flint-area grid squad

FLINT — Superior Central scored on its first play from scrimmage and rolled to a 62-7 non-conference football victory Saturday against the Michigan School for the Deaf. Quarterback Beau Rondeau connected with DJ Johns on a 40-yard TD pass on the Cougars’ first play from scrimmage. Rondeau ...

BR-H gets big 28-14 win over Gwinn

GWINN — Bark River-Harris kept its playoff hopes alive Friday night, earning a 28-14 football triumph over the Gwinn Modeltowners. The non-conference victory enabled the Broncos to snap a three-game losing streak. Gwinn fell to 2-6 with its fifth straight loss. “It had been a rough ...

Bot Trot Saturday

GLADSTONE — The Seventh Annual Bot Trot five-kilometer run/walk is set for Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gladstone High School. Check-in and registration begins at 8:30. Entry fee is $20 through Saturday and $25 next week. Registration forms with payment can be sent to Gladstone FIRST Robotics ...

Bruce sets course record in road race

ESCANABA — Gladstone High School junior Adam Bruce set a course record in the Fourth Annual Escanaba Diehard Run, covering the four-mile course in 22 minutes, 10 seconds on a cloudy, windy and blustery Sunday. He was followed by his cross country coach Gary Whitmer (24:59), Mike Jenkins of ...

Bay XC wraps up season at UW-Oshkosh

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Bay College concluded its inaugural cross country season Saturday with the women taking 23rd place and the men finishing 26th in the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Invitational. Stephenson native Caitlyn Havelka led the Norse in 117th place, covering the six-kilometer ...

Prep schedule

Tonight’s games Volleyball Newberry at Manistique, 7 Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, 7:30 Bark River-Harris at North Central, 7:30 Tuesday’s games Cross country Norway Invitational, 4:30 Volleyball Gladstone at Marquette, TBA Rapid River at Munising, 7 Kingsford at ...

Marquette sweeps GNC meet

ESCANABA — Then there were four. Four is the number of schools, which sponsor cross country, remaining in the Great Northern Conference. Marquette swept both ends of the title, with the girls winning for the 18th consecutive year and the boys taking their fifth straight ...

Cody Vandermissen

Eskymos beat Oconto for sixth straight win

­OCONTO, Wis. — The Escanaba football team took advantage of opportunities, played stellar defense and reeled of its sixth straight with a 21-7 decision Friday night against the host Oconto Blue Devils. Fullback Cody Vandermissen scored on a pair of first-half touchdown runs and linebacker ...

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Rapid River’s Cassidy Berg hits the ball during the third set against Forest Park Thursday at Rapid River.

Aggressive Forest Park spikes Rapid River

RAPID RIVER — The Forest Park volleyball team came ready to play Thursday night as it swept Rapid River 3-0 (26-24, 25-17, 25-15). Rapid River gave Forest Park a fight in the early going, but the Trojans came out of the first set victorious and were just too much for the Rockets through the ...

Sonic Jets

RAPID RIVER — It was homecoming night at Rapid River Friday, but North Central did all the celebrating after a 36-0 eight-player football triumph over the top-ranked Rockets. The victory, in all probability, enabled the Jets to qualify for the post-season. North Central, which improved to ...

Bray

Bray enjoys role as AD for Cougars

EBEN — Buchanan native Kris Bray considers herself an “Honorary Yooper.” Even though she’s been at Superior Central Schools since 1999, she still leans toward the honorary tag. “I am an Honorary Yooper,” Bray said. “One of my kids told me so. One time I put duct tape over my ...

Gladstone rolls past IM, clinches M-PC title

IRON MOUNTAIN — Gladstone’s first season in the Mid-Peninsula Conference football ranks resulted in a championship Friday at Mountaineer Stadium. Upset-minded Iron Mountain jumped out to a 12-0 lead but Gladstone took over in the second half for a 28-12 victory. Quarterback Darin Johnson ...

Ten Sweetgrass alums advance to LPGA Tour

By Dennis Grall For the Daily Press ESCANABA — Sweetgrass Golf Club was a crucial stop for members of the Symetra Tour this season. Ten women who played in the seventh edition of the Island Resort Championship in June have advanced to the LPGA Tour. Each season the top 10 money winners ...

Road race Sunday

ESCANABA — The Fourth Annual Escanaba Diehard four-mile run is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. in Ludington Park. Registration begins at 12:30 near the tennis courts. There is no entry fee. But freewill donations, which are optional, will be accepted. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three ...

Wolves sweep North Central

CARNEY — The Carney-Nadeau Wolves avoided a letdown in the third set Thursday night as they posted a 3-0 (25-7, 25-10, 26-24) volleyball triumph over the North Central Jets. “We kind of relaxed a little,” said Carney coach Steve Kedsch. “We made a few unforced errors and it seemed to ...

Prep schedule

Saturday’s games Soccer NLL tournament at Beaver Island, TBA Cross country Bay College at Wisconsin-Oshkosh, noon Football Superior Central at Flint Michigan School for the Deaf, 1 Monday’s games Volleyball Newberry at Manistique, 7 Mid Peninsula at Superior Central, ...

NEGAUNEE — Adam Bruce was nearly in top form Thursday as he captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference cross country title at the Negaunee Township Hall.
The Gladstone junior covered the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 42 seconds. 
He was followed by Ishpeming’s Spencer Giroux (17:21) and Jonah Broberg (17:24) and Gladstone’s Jake Stasler (17:28).
Ishpeming captured the team title with 29 points. Negaunee edged the Braves 56-60 for the runner-up spot.
Sophomore Alex Misniakiewicz was Manistique’s pacesetter in 12th (18:39).
Negaunee senior Colton Yesney led for the first mile, then was forced to drop out due to ankle issues.
The Negaunee girls won with 27 points, followed by Ishpeming 52, Westwood 68 and Gladstone 71.
Negaunee sophomore Emily Paupore set the course record at 19 minutes flat. 
She was followed by senior teammate Clara Johnson (20:07) and Westwood’s Tessa Leece (21:32).
Gladstone senior Jolan Steineke took eighth (22:59.2), followed by teammates Grace DeLaire (22:59.4) and Chloe Charlebois (23:32).
Megan Espinoza was Manistique’s leader in 21st (26:09).
The summary:
Boys
Ishpeming 29, Negaunee 56, Gladstone 60, Westwood 117, Manistique 124, Gwinn 155.
Top 10 — 1, Adam Bruce, Gladstone, 16:42; 2, Spencer Giroux, Ishpeming, 17:21; 3, Jonah Broberg, Ishpeming, 17:24; 4, Jake Strasler, Gladstone, 17:28; 5, Eric Anderson, Negaunee, 17:32; 6, Elliott Prusi, Negaunee, 17:34; 7, Ed Pruett, Ishpeming, 18:08; 8, Devin Tasson, Ishpeming, 18:13; 9, Silas Broberg, Ishpeming, 18:28; 10, Wesley Johnson, Negaunee, 18:34.
Girls
Negaunee 27, Ishpeming 52, Westwood 68, Gladstone 71, Manistique 131.
Top 10 — 1, Emily Paupore, Negaunee, 19:00 (course record); 2, Clara Johnson, Negaunee, 20:07; 3, Tessa Leece, Westwood, 21:32; 4, Katie Loman, Ishpeming, 22:04; 5, Natalie Bartle, Negaunee, 22:25; 6, Tolar Prusi, Negaunee, 22:35; 7, Cheyenne Gardner, Ishpeming, 22:51; 8, Jolan Steineke, Gladstone, 22:59.2; 9, Grace DeLaire, Gladstone, 22:59.4; 10, Chloe Charlebois, Gladstone, 23:32.

Gladstone’s Bruce wins M-PC race

NEGAUNEE — Adam Bruce was nearly in top form Thursday as he captured the Mid-Peninsula Conference cross country title at the Negaunee Township Hall. The Gladstone junior covered the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes, 42 seconds. He was followed by Ishpeming’s Spencer Giroux (17:21) and ...

U.P. grid scores

Football 11-player Escanaba 21, Oconto, Wis. 7 Gladstone 28, Iron Mountain 12 Bark River-Harris 28, Gwinn 14 Westwood 44, Manistique 8 Ishpeming 20, St. Ignace 14 Marquette 35, Negaunee 19 Kingsford 42, Menominee 21 Norway 21, Lake Linden-Hubbell 11 West Iron County 30, ...